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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    28-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This interdisciplinary course is designed to develop theoretical and practical knowledge in cell and molecular biology, clinical microbiology, virology and pharmacology and apply this to understanding the causes and treatments of disease processes.

You will explore a diverse range of topics underpinned by research expertise across the department in research areas such as diabetes and obesity, pulmonary hypertension, wound healing, microbial safety, atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

An emphasis is placed on developing practical laboratory and research skills essential for the workplace through a combination of taught laboratory classes and an extended laboratory-based research project.

Medical Bioscience students gain a number of transferable employment-related skills including team building, problem-solving, critical thinking, cross-cultural communication and leadership.

Graduate prospects

The course will provide you with current theoretical knowledge and practical skills to equip you for entry to the life science industry or academia. The department works in close partnership with the University’s Career Service and has a programme of careers and employability events and initiatives that runs continuously throughout the academic year.

A range of diverse career pathways could be considered after successful completion of this course of study, including but not limited to:

  • Academic research careers, including PhD study
  • Further or Higher Education lecturing
  • Industrial research in the life science sector
  • Medical science writing and systematic reviewing

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills. Each module on the course uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives.

Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations and group work.

Teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our course is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Glasgow Caledonian University

  • University League Table

    88th

  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The Glasgow campus is in the heart of a city known for being welcoming and affordable – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
GCU believes education is for everyone – with a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible for all.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    165 72%

    16th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    45th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    44th

    14

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